Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Challenge #199 - The Paper Shelter - "For the Boys"

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, can you believe yet again I cannot get over how quickly these fortnights go by and this time over at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot its all "For the Boys" I really enjoy creating cards for the lads in my live and what an excuse it is for me today to get yet another card done for all the men in my life.
But before I show you what I have created for you I must tell you that as always our Sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

to spend on their website, but this is only if you have used  one of their products on your cards, this could be either a image, printable or paper and even if you have'nt used one they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice. But don't forget if your taking part in our Challenge you are only allowed to enter 3 cards and one of those must carry one of our TPS images, please don't forget.
And now to show you my card.


This image is called "Extreme" and you will find him here, I have printed him onto white card then coloured him with my copics, afterwards I used my Nestabilitie Dies to cut him out and a larger one for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is of orange card, the papers came from The Paper Shelters "Sophie in the Country" paper set and you will them here, I have used four paeprs and layered them up as you can see onto pieces of the same orange card.
The sentiment was created on my computer and printed and then cut out with a rounded edge die and mounted also onto orange card. And to finish of I have used some of the left over papers to create the flags that are placed down the left hand side, this were punched out with the Crafters Companion punches and stuck to the card with silicone glue.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see
the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "For the Boys" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 

ABC Challenges - "H is for Happy Birthday

Good Morning Crafters, well this is the first of two DT Cards today, this first one is for ABC Challenges and we have already reached the letter "H is for Happy Birthday" and we are being sponsored by Di's Digi's Stamps

http://www.disdigistamps.com/

And I decided to buy a few of these images to play with and for my card I chose this one which is "Birthday Cake Balance" and you will find it here.


And as I had just received the Happy Birthday die from Tattered Lace I thought that I would use it for this card. I cut it out from Crafters Companion Card as you can see, its double sided so I just layered it up as you can see.
The image was printed onto white card then I colour it with my copic pens and afterwards I cut it out completely and then stuck it on the edge of the D to help support it.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "H is for Happy Birthday" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/ 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/ants-in-my-pantry-digital-challenge-4.html 
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.cardsinenvy.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://blog.markerpop.com/ 
http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Pink Gem Challenges - "Spring is in the Air"

Good Morning Gemsters, well as you are probably aware we are already well into Spring, the weather hopefully has given us hope that the Summer will be nice and dry but I suppose I had better not speak to soon or I might just put the mockers on it. Anyway the Challenge today for Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot is going to show you that "Spring is in the Air" and as we are only just over Easter this image has already left my home on its way to the grandchildren.
We are being sponsored by our very talented Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs.

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php
And if you click on the owl image it will take you to Pink Gem Designs website so you can browse at all the gorgeous goodies that Janet has to offer you.
For my Card I have used this sweet Chloe Image.


She is called "Bunny Chloe" and you will find her here, I have printed onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used Nestabilitie Labels Die No.1 to cut her out and a fancy one for the mount.
The papers I have used are from Pink Gem Designs "Spring Time" papers and they unfortunately have been retired. The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of white card and the first mount is green card and I have used two papers a plain green one for the base and a white with tulips for the other half of my scene. I then cut a La La Land fence and placed it across the skyline.
I also used a Tulip Border die also from La La Land and stuck this across the bottom, I then placed my mounted image in the middle, and a Butterfly border at the top behind the sky line.
To finish of I created a spring bouquet of tulips and wrapped a green ribbon and tied a bow I also tucked a sentiment behind it and stuck to the top of the left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Spring is in the Air" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/ 
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/ 
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/ 
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/ 
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stempelsonne.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.ca/ 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Challenge #197 - "Easter Time" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Fellow Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks Challenge is all about "Easter" and as its only a week away I'm sure that if you have'nt already got your cards done for the little ones I'm sure this weeks theme will ideal to get that last one done in time.
As always our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

to spend on their website, but this is only if you have used  one of their products on your cards, this could be either a image, printable or paper and even if you have'nt used one they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice. But don't forget if your taking part in our Challenge you are only allowed to enter 3 cards and one of those must carry one of our TPS images, please don't forget.
And for my card I have used this beautiful the "Most Adorable Bunny" and you will find it here, and I have used not only the image but also the backing paper that came with it, and you will find them here.


I printed the image separately and coloured her with my copic pens and cut it out with my Circle Nestabilitie die and mounted it onto a piece of pink card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" and for the first mount is a piece of pink card and the first layer I have used the backing paper and I then placed my mounted image in the middle of the circle pattern, then down the right hand side I have placed Easter buttons, and in the top left hand corner I have placed a pink ribbon bow and in the center I have placed a sparkler.
Now that you've seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the very talented Design Team and have created for your inspiration and also meet our brand new Team Member who is taking part in this her very first challenge and that is the very talented  Pops (of Pops cards) and I hope you will welcome her and that you will also want to take part in this "Easter Time" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.withoutwordschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

ABC Challenges - "G is for Go Digital"

Good Morning Crafters, well today I have two DT cards being posted luckily at different times, anyway the first one is for ABC Challenges and for this fortnights Challenge we have reached the letter G and the theme is "G is for Go Digital" and for this Challenge we are being sponsored by Aurora Wings.

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AuroraWings?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav 

And I used one of my own images for this Challenge the "Bluebell Sprite"


you will find it here. I have a very dear friend who absolutely loves Bluebells so this was idea for her, I have printed her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I have used a Nestabilitie Die to cut her out and a fancy one for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of blue card, the papers I used are from Wild Rose's "Bluebell" paper pad, and on top I have placed a diecut doily from Create, I then wrapped a piece of ribbon around the right hand side and placed a slider with a sentiment stuck on top to it.
I then cut out several bluebell diecuts cut with Nestabilities and Wild Rose Dies, these were then placed down the left hand side.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see for yourself what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration in this "G is for Go Digital" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Brand new CD from Peerless Designs

Sarah Hallam has a brand new CD due to be previewed on Create and Craft on Wednesday 1st April at 10am, what a fabulous idea to use on all those old books we have lying around, do please make sure you watch the show and see for yourself what a clever idea it is.

A beautiful card from Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning Crafters, Ive got to say that Janet from Pink Gem Designs certainly understands little lads and this cute chap is called "Andy" and you will find it here on her website.  And I printed it onto three pieces of 200 gsm card and you get the background for the front and the insert which I cut and layered up onto blue card and stuck them to a base card.
On the front is the actual image and you get a third page which you can then cut out and decoupage up on top of the first one which I have done.
I do hope that you will pay a visit to Janets website and see what fabulous images she has for sale and also the premade cards which this is all ready to print and make up without to much bother.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:
http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.addalittledazzle.com/
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/

Saturday, 21 March 2015

"You make me a Happy Bunny"

Good Morning Crafters, this week has been so hectic, not only have we suffered from 5 power cuts, which caused our dishwasher to go crazy, but I have met a sweet person on Facebook who is due to go into hospital on Monday, and we were chatting by personnel messenger when she said I had made her a Happy Bunny and that she wished it was possible to get hold of a little bunny with that message on it. Well I took the bull by the horns and mentioned this to Janet Roberts from Pink Gem Designs, not actually expecting anything quite as quickly as she was in creating this cute and gorgeous image for anyone to use.
Of course I had to get my little mitts on it quickly and create this gorgeous card that Janet created as well as the actual image, if your also interested in getting your hands on it to you will find it here and if you just want the digi image to create your own card you will find it here.
I printed the three sheets that actually create this card and layered both the insert and the front onto green card and then cut out all the decoupage and layered it with silicone glue. I do hope you love it as much as I do, and this card will be winging its way to my special friend as she is unfortunately due to go into hospital on Monday for a operation, and I want to wish her all the best and a speedy recovery so she can get back to crafting.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk/
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Challenge #196 - "Spring Delights" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Fellow Paper Shelter Followers, I do hope that you are taking part in our DT Call and if you scroll down to the post below it will give you more details. but dont forget you have only 2 more days to take part in it. Anyway this weeks Challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is all about "Spring Delights" and Im sure you like me are looking forward to the warmer weather, I love spring and the most delightful thing is seeing the daffodils flowering and here in Gloucestershire we have a lot of wild ones as well at the sides of the roads.
As always our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

But this is providing you have used one of their products on your card and this could be either a Image, Paper or Printable and you will find lots to choose from here on their website The Paper Shelter, and even if you havent they will still give you 3 digi images of your own
And for my card I have used these cheeky fellows


And for my image I have used "Spring Elves" and you will find it here, I have printed it onto white card then used my copic pens to colour it and afterwards I used a Nestabilitie die to cut it out with a fancy one for the mount, Ive also used a sentiment and mounted it onto a piece of the same card as I used the image.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is the same green card that I used for my image and the paper is from the background that came with the image and you will find it here. I then placed my mounted image in the center and the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side.
For the final flourish is the butterfly that I cut using a Tattered Lace die and mounted at the top of the image.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see for yourself what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for the challenge and hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this "Spring Delights" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://www.rileyandco.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

ABC Challenges - "F is for Festive"

Good Morning Crafters, we have now reached the letter "F" over on ABC Challenges and for this one the theme thats been chosen is "F is for Festive" and we are being sponsored by Magnolia-licious

http://magnoliastamps.us/index.php

And I decided to use one of my own Magnolia stamps and I chose this one


I stamped her onto white card and then I used my Chameleon pens, these I found quite difficult to use but I hope the end result isnt to bad (though I have now sold the pens as I much prefer the copics) I cut it out with a Nestabilitie die and used a fancy one for the mount which I cut out of blue card. The sentiment is one from my stash and have stamped it and cut it out with a smaller die from the same dies.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and the paper I chose to use is from Maya's "Coffee in the Arbour" paper set, I have used just one of the papers and then I laid a pearl spray on top before mounting my image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side.
To finish of I have used three paper flowers in the top left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see for yourself what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "F is for Festive" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/